The second Circuit Event run by the Australian Poker Tour was held on Saturday 2nd Feb 2019 at the Acacia Ridge Hotel. There were 3 events in total run on “Super Saturday“ with a total of $10,000 Guaranteed for the day. The 1st event, the Main Event, started at 11am had a $60 buy-in with a $6,000 guaranteed prize pool. Late rego was open for 3 hours and players also had the chance to Re-Enter this tournament. In total there were 154 entries and a further 63 re-entries bringing the total prize pool to $10,850, which included 11 x Main Event tickets and 2 x High Roller tickets. In comparison the same event last year in December drew a total of 179 entries including re-entries for a prize of $8,950.
In total 22 players made the money and 11 of those also won their entry to the $85,000 guaranteed Main Event on the Gold Coast later this month. Coming in 5th place was Teck Ee Cullen winning a ME ticket and $500 cash, 4th was Brent Kennedy – ME ticket and $700 cash, 3rd Mark McGuire – ME ticket and $1,000 cash.
When the tournament came down to the final 2 players, Karl Knudsen and Jedd Riggs, they worked out a deal where not only did they both win their $175 Main Event tickets and a High Roller ticket each valued at $450, they also split the cash earning themselves a further cool $1,600 each.